AIB launches Fitbit Pay in Ireland

Source: AIB

AIB has announced that starting today Fitbit Pay will be available to AIB customers in the Republic of Ireland who have a Fitbit Versa, Fitbit Ionic or Fitbit Charge 3 (Special Edition) device.

Fitbit Pay brings convenience and freedom to users so they can leave their smartphone and wallet at home, and make secure purchases at stores where contactless payments are accepted. Fitbit® (NYSE: FIT) is the leading global wearables brand.

AIB Customers can easily add their Visa debit or personal Visa credit card to their Fitbit app, and use their device to make payments on the go directly from their wrist. Customers can follow simple steps within the Fitbit mobile app on Android or iOS devices to add a credit or debit card to the Fitbit Wallet. Making payments in stores that accept contactless payments is also very easy. Simply press and hold the left side button until the debit or credit card is seen on the Fitbit device screen, and hold the watch against the payment terminal until a confirmation of the payment appears.

Transactions with Fitbit Pay have enhanced safeguards. Using an industry standard tokenization platform, a user’s card information is never revealed or shared with merchants or Fitbit. Plus, a protected PIN is chosen by the user during device set-up for an added layer of protection.

Fergal Coburn, AIB Chief Digital and Innovation Officer, said: “We are delighted to be launching Fitbit Pay as our latest mobile first innovation and addition to our digital wallet. This allows customers to decide the way they prefer to make payments, freeing them up to spend less time banking, and more time living. AIB is the number one provider of personal main current accounts in Ireland, and we're delighted to provide our customers with the convenience and choice of using Fitbit Pay.

Fitbit are delighted to exclusively offer AIB customers 20% cashback on Fitbit devices worth €150 or more from the Fitbit Store, via AIB Everyday Rewards. Log in or register to AIB Everyday Rewards today to activate the offer.

“We’re thrilled to work with AIB to bring Fitbit Pay to their customers in the Republic of Ireland,” said Des Power, SVP, MD Fitbit International. “By delivering new and exciting experiences through our banking partners, Fitbit Pay allows us to deliver on our mission to help people around the world get healthier. With the discount offered through the AIB Everyday Rewards programme, we hope that more AIB customers will take a step into their health and fitness journey with Fitbit.”
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